Created by the National Council on Aging, Aging Mastery is a guide to building a playbook for aging well and making the most of the gift of longer life.
Aging Mastery comes in two formats. Click on format below to learn more:
Both versions provide a comprehensive and fun approach to positive aging by focusing on key aspects of health, finances, relationships, personal growth, and community involvement. Central to the Aging Mastery philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results. Mastery comes from turning these lifestyle changes into habits that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation.
Results show that program participants have increased their physical activity levels, healthy eating habits, use of advanced planning, social connectedness, and participation in evidence-based self-management programs.
Beacon 50+Expo, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
For the 20th year in a row, the Beacon Newspapers will present its FREE 50+Expo as a community service on Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring, Md.
There you’ll find more than 75 government agencies, nonprofits and local businesses offering useful information about aging in place, retirement communities, home remodeling, financial planning, healthcare, travel, fitness, senior services and more.
Keynote speaker Dr. Matthew Mintz, a board-certified internist and Washingtonian Top Doc, will speak about “Medical cannabis and CBD oil: What you need to know.”
There will also be free health screenings (balance, bone density, blood pressure and glaucoma), vaccines for flu, pneumonia, tetanus and shingles (Shingrix), giveaways, door prizes and entertainment.
For more information, call the Beacon at (301) 949-9766 or visit theBeaconNewspapers.com.
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the Montgomery College Institute for Lifelong Learning (http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/ce/lifelonglearning.html) offers a number of courses on financial planning that help participants plan their financial futures. Courses include:
- Health care insurance for retirement
- The Thrift Savings Plan for federal employees and retireees
- Maximizing Social Security Benefits
- Probate in Maryland: An overview for executors-to-be
- Protecting your hard-earned money (avoiding fraud)
- Retirement distribution strategies
- Retirement planning today
- Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs explained
- Wills and estates
Students 60 and over are eligible for reduced tuition.
How much money do you need to retire? The AARP offers a retirement calculator at https://www.aarp.org/work/retirement-planning/retirement_calculator.